A tip we learned when traveling with a rambunctious 2 year old. Make the most of what you've got! So, in order to manage a long car ride, we must burn energy. So, before hopping in the car for a 3 hour drive, here is what you do:
Well, it isn't our bed, right?
Then, on the drive, make all pee stops at fast food joints with a play area. FYI, Burger King has bigger, better, and cleaner play areas than McDonalds. All you have to do is buy a caffeinated soda for the drive to not feel guilty. :)